Saturday, February 11, 2012

Louie Louie Quilt part 2

Well Louie loves the top and the map for the back. Now I have a dilemma. If I quilt it with FMQ on the front, this will cross over the State boundary lines on the map. If  I quilt it from the back and follow the boundary lines, then I have to sew down all the triangles on the front first. I don't want to make 2 quilts. It seems that would be the only solution but not something I wanted to do.

What to do next?????????????????????


Monday, February 6, 2012

Louie Louie Quilt

I have been working on using up my scraps. I have them all cut in the Bonnie Hunter method. I go in now and again and get a few pieces but never make a dent in it.

My grandson Louie loves to hang out with me in the sewing room. He is 2 years old and points out squares, triangles and loves looking at my novelty fabrics. We picked out a few pieces for centers and then I took out my 2 1/2 in strips. I have a neck injury from a car accident in October and it is difficult to cut out fabric or sew for longer than 20 minutes at a time. I wanted to be sure I have this done before I have surgery on my neck. Needless to say it has been a Very Slow Painful Process.
Today I was able to assemble all the pieces I had on the design wall. This is the result so far.

I made the triangles 3D. Its the method Ricky Tims showed on YouTube for sewing them with one seam. After I finished Louis spent some time talking about the different things he sees in the quilt. I still have to put outer borders on and then sandwich it. I have a piece of fabric of the United States. I may use that for the back. Louis loves to learn and reads everyday. He remembers everything. His favorite thing to do is be quizzed about his picture books down to the littlest detail. Maybe we can teach him all the States! Why not! He already knows the alphabet and can count to 10. ;o)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What to do with FMQ sample block?

In January I did a SewCalGal challenge. Now what to do with this block. Don't want to waste it. Well, I decided to use it to make a Alzheimer's Priority Quilt.  The Theme this month is Bird. So Bird it is.
 It is my first attempt at thread painting. Not the greatest, but I have to start somewhere. It was so messy on the back that I put an extra piece of fabric on the back before binding it.

My grandson loves it. He named it Birdie!